UPDATED 15Nov2018: By the time you finish reading this article and watching the videos that come up later, you’ll know exactly how to create a glass-smooth finish on wood. If you pay attention and get the details right, you’ll be one of […]Continue Reading
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*BACKWOODS SMARTS: See a home-made generator running.
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*NATURE: See the melting shoreline of Manitoulin Island
Saw blades for hand-held circular saws are getting better all the time. Click below to see how this new style of blade handles a whole bunch of deck screws and an angled rip cut. It’s made by Diablo, a company that […]Continue Reading
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*POWER TOOLS: Learn the basics of choosing and using a drill.
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*WOODWORKING: See how growth rings make a difference.
*MAPLE SYRUP: See how they make it at one Manitoulin bush.
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It’s never been easier to make great things happen with a router, and making your own crown moulding is a case in point. Special router bits allow you to mill your own crown profiles up to 5 1/2” wide, starting from […]Continue Reading